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30.10.11

In Brief: Snow in October Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.
  • You may have heard about the gala concert for the reopening of the Bolshoi Theater: you can watch it online. [ARTE Live Web]

  • Work on your French as you listen to Jean-François Zygel, from the piano, comment on Mendelssohn's fourth symphony, with a performance of the work by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. (Click on the headphones icon to start the stream.) [France Musique]

  • You can watch the final round of the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition, on Medici.tv. [Part 1 | Part 2]

  • Listen to the Orchestre National de France play Berg's violin concert, with Frank Peter Zimmermann, and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, with contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux and tenor Stephen Gould. [France Musique]

  • Hear the latest composer retrospective from the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, devoted to the Italianate comic operas of Antoine Dauvergne: Les Troqueurs (1753), based on a story of La Fontaine, and La Coquette trompée (1753). [France Musique]

  • This is an intriguing program, consisting of pieces by Hanns Eisler, Schoenberg, Milhaud, and Bartók composed during their time in the United States, performed by the ensemble TM+. [France Musique]

  • Pianist Nicolas Hodges gives a recital of contemporary pieces by Brice Pauset, Claude Helffer, Jean Barraqué, and Bill Hopkins, at the Festival Musica Strasbourg. [France Musique]

  • For anyone who missed the announcement on Twitter, send congratulations to Anne Midgette and Greg Sandow, who are the proud (and exhausted) parents of a baby boy, born on October 15. The most important thing to know about parenting is: sleep when the baby sleeps. Also, new fathers should start working immediately on their pancake-making skills -- that is the only really important duty fathers have, making pancakes on weekend mornings while moms sleep. [Adorable Baby Cuteness]

  • The Maîtrise de Radio France and members of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France team up for a program of music by Elliott Carter and Stravinsky. [France Musique]

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